William J. White

Age: 96 of Haddonfield, NJ

Died on March 2, 2024.  He was the beloved husband of Joyce Whaley White.  They were married 71 years.  Born in Delaware of the late Thomas J. & Emilie L. White.

Bill was a veteran of World War II having served as a sergeant in the US Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Marseille, France.  Following WWII, Bill continued his education at Brown Preparatory School then attended Gettysburg College and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Personnel Management. He also did graduate work in Industrial Safety Engineering at the University of Delaware. Bill was employed as Assistant Personnel Manager (Congoleum-Nairm, Wilmington, DE), as Personnel Manager (Speakman Co., Wilmington, DE ), as Personnel Director (Read Standard, York, PA) and as Personnel Director (Kollsman Motor Corp., Dublin, PA). In Palmerton, PA he served as Assistant Personnel Manager for 11 years and then as Manager of Safety & Industrial Hygiene for 10 years for the NJ Zinc Co.  Upon retirement Bill taught 6 years as a substitute teacher & learning support aide in the Pleasant Valley School District.

Community interests included being a Mason and member of Lafayette Lodge # 14 AF&AM, Wilmington, DE, serving on the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Safety Council for many years and volunteering as Committee Chairman for Scout Troup 209 Trachsville, PA.  He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Palmerton, PA.

Bill was a tremendously positive role model for his children, son-in-law and grandson. He loved animals, especially horses and dogs and his dear Tawny.  He enjoyed supporting his children’s sporting events when they were growing up. Later he was a talented and enthusiastic gardener, avid reader and enjoyed taking his wife and family on cruises.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce Whaley White; daughter Melissa White Slauson of Haddonfield, NJ and grandson Matthew White Slauson of London, England and son David W. White and his wife Michele E. White of Shinglehouse, PA. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Francis H. Slauson (Skip).

Family and friends are invited to Bill’s Celebration of Life Service, Sunday, March 10, 2 PM (remember Daylight Saving time) at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Hwy. East, Haddonfield, NJ.  Interment will follow in the Church’s Memorial Garden.  Memorial contributions in honor of Bill may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043.